December 13, 2016
sir william burrough primary school

Reading lays foundation for success in UK school

At Sir William Burrough Primary School in East London, there are conscious efforts to make each day bright for students in Years 1–6 (equivalent to US grades K–5). Students in Year 2 wear a different primary-hued sweater daily so every […]
December 13, 2016
whitney houston academy

Goal-focused reading practice takes center stage at Whitney Houston Academy

Students at Whitney Houston Academy in East Orange, New Jersey, are reading like never before, comprehending what they are reading, and meeting personalized goals to grow as readers. Goal-focused practice has given students new enthusiasm for reading. A bulletin board […]
December 13, 2016

Charting a course for math intervention and enrichment

“I’m a self-proclaimed math geek,” Wisconsin Rapids Area Middle School (WRAMS) math interventionist David Keech says, laughing. “And I don’t feel that’s at all negative—I love math, and always have. My dream job was teaching middle school math with a […]
December 13, 2016
student confidence

Student confidence up, discipline referrals down in Ohio school

On the way home from a recent conference, Donna Ginn and a colleague from Batavia Middle School, Batavia, Ohio, were commenting that they hadn’t seen as many of the familiar faces in the office lately for discipline referrals. She made […]